Peter Scarlet appointed MEIFF executive director

Former Tribeca exec replaces Jon Fitzgerald in lead role at this year's Middle East International Film Festival.
Newly appointed MEIFF executive director Peter Scarlet.
Newly appointed MEIFF executive director Peter Scarlet.

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The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage has confirmed former Tribeca creative director Peter Scarlet will take over as executive director of this year’s Middle East Film Festival (MEIFF). 

Scarlet replaces foundation executive director Jon Fitzgerald in the role.  Fitzgerald’s contract was reportedly not renewed.
 
Local identity Nashwa al-Ruwaini has meanwhile been appointed to the MEIFF’s board in an advisory capacity.
 
This year’s MEIFF will be staged from October 8 to 17 at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.

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